Friday, August 17, 2012

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NORTON SCIENTIFIC SCAM-Detection and Prevention of Clinical Research Fraud - FC2 Knowhow | RedGage - The-looser-it-s-me

NORTON SCIENTIFIC SCAM-Detection and Prevention of Clinical Research Fraud - FC2 Knowhow | RedGage - The-looser-it-s-me

NORTON SCIENTIFIC SCAM-Detection and Prevention of Clinical Research Fraud - FC2 Knowhow | RedGage

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Defining Clinical Research Fraud and Misconduct
Evaluation of Case History
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Advanced Auditing and Monitoring Skills for Prevention
Case Development
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Norton Scientific: Google’s Knowledge Graph Debuts

Norton Scientific: Google’s Knowledge Graph Debuts: Google has launched its new search tool, Knowledge ...

Google’s Knowledge Graph Debuts

Google has launched its new search tool, Knowledge Graph that will give direct answers in its results instead of simply providing links in an attempt to improve its core search business. Now, when you search for a popular place, person or thing, a floating panel on the right side of the results page will have a summarized answer for you, along with some related information.

The Knowledge Graph feature might just be the largest search launch in Google’s history. In fact, Google says that this feature has already surpassed the launch of Google News and Google Image in terms of information available on the first day — and it will obviously continue to grow as more collections and relations are being added. And for an online community that’s getting sick of all the hype on social search, Google’s renewed focus on improving the key search business is a refreshing change.
Google has been working on the Knowledge Graph for the past 2 years and have already made a database with 500 million entities and 3.5 billion defining connections and attributes like related searches. The Knowledge Graph draws information from a collection of information publicly available from sources like Freebase, Metaweb, Wikipedia, Google Books and World CIA Fact Book, among others.
Norton Scientific Collection reports that Google is not aiming to give false information with is Knowledge Graph but to actually draw relationships between objects in an attempt to figure what a user wants to know. For example, if searching for a prominent figure in history, the KG may include family details as well as his notable works and other contributions.
Amit Singhal, Google’s senior vice president of engineering, said in a blog post, “We’re proud of our first baby step—the Knowledge Graph—which will enable us to make search more intelligent, moving us closer to the ‘Star Trek computer’ that I’ve always dreamt of building.”
The rollout of this new feature will result in users being presented with summarized information about the query term along with the classic search results links.
This is the fulfillment of Google’s previous promise to start employing “semantic” algorithms aiming to improved search through automatically connecting related ideas. Basically, its goal is to offer users contextualized answer and more helpful details while anticipating next queries. In short, Knowledge Graph is designed to make users find the exact answers even more quickly. Also in the right panel, there will be related links to help users discover other stuff that are connected to their search. It is like making a non-linear association to something that might come up in a conversation among friends.
This is a feature that has considerable long-term applications for online search and it is obviously still a work in progress for Google.
“We’re in the early phases of moving from being an information engine to becoming a knowledge engine, and these enhancements are one step in that direction,” said product management director Johanna Wright in Google’s promotional video for the Knowledge Graph.
At present, the Knowledge Graph is only available for English-language searches and plans to launch it in other languages are still in the works. Possible updates may also include media like audio and video files as well as links for buying products directly

Google’s Knowledge Graph Debuts - The-looser-it-s-me

Google’s Knowledge Graph Debuts - The-looser-it-s-me

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Blog / Norton Scientific Journal - Newsvine - Norton Scientific Scam by Gerald Youngster

Norton Scientific – 4/11/2012 - This is a review of Broad and Wade’s Betrayers of the Truth. The author uses a subtitle which is revealing: the loyalist responds to heresy not by seeing that something might be wrong, that there may be some merit to this sort of reassessment, but by defending the ideology. Zinder has managed to misread Broad and Wade in several places. There is sufficient misrepresentation to mean that he read the book very selectively. “The authors continually confound science with scientists. And the book not only fails to enlighten us on science but doesn’t even begin to provide any insight on scientific method.” (p. 94) “Thirty four cases of fraud over a 2,000 year period are documented in the book, a number roughly comparable to the number of lawyers who went to jail for Watergate. Despite this small number, the authors imply that scientific fraud is common… read more articles
� f �� �h� es where the thieves use legitimate taxpayers’ information to file a return and claim a fraudulent refund. A notice from the IRS will usually be sent to a taxpayer if more than one return was filed in his or her name, or if he or she received salary from an unknown employer.

Suspicious preparers of return have been known to steal their clients’ refunds or charge huge amounts for preparing the return on the client’s behalf. They basically draw potential clients by promising guaranteed or increased refunds. A number of federal courts have already issued hundreds of injunctions while the Justice Department has many pending complaints against others.

Because of this, taxpayers are warned to choose carefully who to hire as tax preparer. As a preventive measure, every paid preparer are required to have a PTIN (Preparer Tax Identification Number) that he needs to put on the returns he prepares.

Scammers typically target the elderly and persons who have low income in order to bring false hopes and charge them for the ‘advice’. But victims always end up disappointed afterwards.

For instance, several years ago, one of the most widespread tax frauds toyed with the concept that paying tax is not required at all but only voluntary. Furthermore, victims were told that if you put a specific language on your tax return, IRS would not tax you. But as part of the whole scam, you have to pay some amount or other to get the language and the proper forms.

The primary source of identity theft was discovered to be in hospitals where patient information is not secured properly.

IRS announced last month a national crack down on suspected perpetrators of tax fraud as part of their efforts to protect taxpayers. Together with the Department of Justice’s Tax Division, they have created a protection unit and a hotline dedicated for fraud issues to assist taxpayers.

Norton Scientific Reviews is maintained by a blogger-cum-security-specialist who keeps a close watch on the tech industry and the trend of badware. This blog aims to educate the public and keep the pros up-to-date with regards to malicious software and their respective anti-virus counterparts.

In this digital age, being in-the-know is the most elementary step to avoid getting pwned. Norton Scientific Reviews covers even the most basic concepts on malware and infection prevention for newbies. While for tech junkies, there are also in-depth software reviews and jargon-filled tech reports on various topics.